Website Lovin' Spoonfuls
Non-profit Food Rescue
This is a contract-based position and hours will be jointly determined based on programming needs and availability. Initial expectation would be 5-10 hours per month.
Years ago, Lovin’ Spoonfuls launched Plenty, our culinary education program intended to supplement the food provided through our food rescue programming. Through recipe cards, cooking workshops, and other original content, our team worked to ensure end recipients had the resources to prepare rescued ingredients in healthy, low-waste, and low-cost recipes.
In 2020, in response to our renewed commitment to diversity and inclusion, Lovin’ Spoonfuls recognized the need to reimagine this programming through work with community members who have lived experience cooking and living in the cultures of the recipients of our rescued food. Our ultimate goal is to ensure we’re providing culturally relevant recipes which still focus on healthy, low-waste, and low-cost cooking.
Each Bilingual Culinary Educator will work with the Lovin’ Spoonfuls team to brainstorm, generate, refine, and teach original content in English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, or Cantonese. (We are seeking 3-4 educators in total, to provide content across these languages.) Each Bilingual Culinary Educator will create recipe cards and other print materials, and lead cooking workshops for our nonprofit partner agencies. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is piloting this new iteration of our Plenty programming in 2021, and each Bilingual Culinary Educator will ideally have a culinary understanding of one of the following cultures: Dominican Republic, Brazil, or China. These three regions represent the highest immigrant populations in Massachusetts and are the focus of our piloted content. Over time, Lovin’ Spoonfuls may expand the program to include Haiti, Vietnam, and other cultures represented by our end users.
Develop content for all Plenty workshops & programming in English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, or Cantonese.
Prepares for and leads culinary workshops to improve food literacy and reduce waste in partnership with Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ beneficiary partners, ensuring the mission of ‘Spoonfuls is extended through to the end user
Produces recipes and other content for recipe cards and other uses as needed
Develops learning tools and other relevant content for furthering the mission of Plenty
Demonstrates understanding and excellence in food waste reduction & food waste trends
Requirements & Experience
Bilingual in English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, or Cantonese
Communicates clearly and effectively in all oral and written communications
Ability to communicate low-waste, healthy cooking tips to a culturally diverse audience
A passion for, and familiarity with, food rescue and food justice issues
Invested in supporting underserved communities
Flexible schedule for occasional evening and weekend engagements
Proficient in use of computers, including Google Suite
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Experience conducting group nutrition and healthy cooking education for culturally diverse audiences
Culinary experience and recipe generation required
Nutrition study or experience preferred
ServSafe training preferred
Knowledge of culinary traditions of one of the following cultures: Brazil, Dominican Republic, or China preferred
To apply for this job please visit lovinspoonfuls.pinpointhq.com.